Make a plan u Before you begin studying, decide exactly what you want to get done and the order in which you are going to do it. u Be specific. For example: 1) do lab report; 2) read history pages 51-70; 3) revise English paper. u If you have a lot to do, prioritize your work. Start with the things that are the most important. Break large assignments down – Use a planner to help you break large assignments into smaller, more manageable parts. For example: Mon – Do research Wed – Write first draft Tues – Make an outline Thurs – Revise and rewrite Alternate types of work – For example, read a story, do math, and then read history. If you have something to memorize, work on it first, and then go over it again at the end of your study session. Take breaks – Research shows that students learn the most during the first and last ten minutes of any study session. After studying for 30 minutes, take a short break (get a snack, get up and stretch, etc.). Resist the temptation to call a friend, go online, or check your messages. Save those things for later. Organize Your Study Time